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St concepts such as Deleuze s difference and multiplicities However he #Immediately Contains It Within One Particular Mode # contains it within one particular mode of the beings of metamorphosis This is another point where we can eel the tension between Latour s system and his pluralist projectMy conclusion is that the project #behind the book is laudable and deserves to #the book is laudable and deserves to taken seriously and developped Paradox Bound further The actual system contained in the book has many interestingeatures but suffers rom important laws Latour s philosophy to date exemplifies the modern dilemma and agon oscillating between radical pluralism and democratic openness on the one hand and consevative consensus and systematic closure on the other I would not wish to simplify this struggle by eliminating one of its elements but I would like to reinforce the pluralist passion underlying it Not an easy read but some amazing insights STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare following uprom We have never been modern Still pondering what this actually means to no longer artificially separate object rom subject is a revelation also the ways seemingly unrelated domains are actually heavily intertwined The last chapters are taking some big leaps but have some p Bruno Latour mixing it up with hypertext lit and something like heideggarian ontology not out of the norm as ar as Latourian stuff goes but uh unfortunately less coherent than usual Maybe better as an e book or a website or a guided tour by gandalf. Biter of reality and truth seducing us into judging all values by a single standard Latour implores us to recover other modes of existence in order to do justice to the plurality of truth conditions that Moderns have discovered throughout their history This systematic effort of building a new philosophical anthropology presents a completely different view of what Moderns have been and provides a new basis or opening diplomatic encounters with other societies at a time when all societies are coping with ecological cris. ,

Ecisive blow to the various reductionisms that surround us From the scientism that takes mathematics or physics or recently cognitive science as the model and oundation of our knowledge to the religious undamentalism pushing its own political agenda behind the mask Of Faith Latour S Book Allows Us faith Latour s book allows us isolate and analyse the coonfusions and conflations at work and to dissipate the alse images of science religion and politics deployed to consolidate these hegemonic ideologies and the practices that they legitimateNew perspectives are provided on classical philosophical subjects such as the nature and relation of subject and object brilliantly deconstructed and the model of truth as correspondence The book also gives very interesting and innovative accounts of a number of subjects notably iction technology politics and the law There is also a chapter on Latour s approach to religion but this is less innovative and less convincingLatour presents all this as if it were the result of empirical research rather than philosophical speculation but there is good reason to doubt that this is the #case As remarkeed his take on religions is unconvincing and seems #As remarkeed his take on religions is unconvincing and seems be a combination of autobiographical confession and uasi theological speculation The systematic nature of the work its badly with the empiricist rhetoricFurther Latour proposes a new concept of being as other somewhat similar to earlier plurali. Rompt a climate scientist challenged by a captain of industry to appeal to the institution of science with its army of researchers and mountains of data rather than to capital S Science as a higher authority Such modes of extension or modes of existence Latour argues here account or the many differences between law science politics and other extension or modes of existence Latour argues here account or the many differences between law science politics and other of knowledgeThough scientific knowledge corresponds to only one of the many possible modes of existence Latour describes an unrealistic vision of science has become the ar. LATOUR S AGON Systematise vs PluraliseThis is an important book advocating a new and exciting orm of pluralist ontology Building on the work of Deleuze Lyotard Foucault Derrida and Michel Serres Latour attempts to take the pluralist perspective even The League for the Suppression of Celery further and to illuminate the state of contemporary Western societies called by him the Moderns to call into uestion its own self description and to propose a adeuate one Other Continental thinkers like Badiou and Zizek have rejected the pluralist heritage of this preceding philosophical generation and have returned to intellectually conservative syntheses recycling the sterile perspectives of post Lacanian Freudo Marxism Latour is part of the movement along with Bernard Stiegler and Fran ois Laruelle that refuses the intellectual regression that has become popular in Continental philosophy of which the recentad or a so called Speculative Realism is one signLatour with his actor network theory and his modes of existence project Stiegler with his pharmacology and organology and Laruelle with his non philosophy and non standard philosophy are all trying to break out of the limiting vocabulary of the recent philosophical past and to propose new vocabularies and new ways of thinkingOne of the major accomplishments of Latour s book is that by distinguishing 15 different modes of veridiction that are also different modes of existence he has brought a In this new book Bruno Latour offers answers to uestions raised in #We Have Never Been Modern a work that interrogated the connections between nature and culture If not #Have Never Been Modern a work that interrogated the connections between nature and culture If not he asked what have we been and what values should we inherit Over the past twenty ive years Latour has developed a research protocol different Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery from the actor network theory with which his name is now associated a research protocol thatollows the different types of connectors that provide specific truth conditions These are the connectors that Enuête sur les modes d'existenceUne anthropologie des modernes